This photograph was taken on my second night in Rome. On the first night, I decided to walk down to the Colosseum and check out the area. I knew that there might be a good photograph to capture here in this location.
So I returned the following evening, and walked all around, and took some shots. But the area was crowded with folks, and as I tried to take photographs I couldn't seem to get a good shot.
So I walked around some more, looking for an angle that would provide the photograph some interest. I finally settled on this angle. I used the diagonals of the arch to help frame the Colosseum in the background. The interior lighting of the Colosseum adds a bit of punch and interest to the photograph.
Like I noted above, the diagonal of the Arch and angle I used in a way highlights the arch and frames the Colosseum in the background. It is a night shot, so the darkness helps to emphasize the Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum.
Again I had to wait for quite some time as there were a fair number of tour groups walking around, so I waited. And in fact there were a few people who were walking along the edge of the photograph, but the length of the exposure was long enough to not show the people walking past.
I took this photograph using a Sony A7RII using the Sony FE 28-240mm f/5.6-6.3 OSS lens set at 28mm focal length. The camera was set at f/10 (so I could get both the arch and the Colosseum in focus) with 2 seconds for shutter speed and ISO set at 800. Even at an ISO of 800, there is little if any discernible noise.